Ethnography Project TOPIC PROPOSAL

All students must present a musical ethnography, as outlined in detail in Chapter 11 of the textbook.  Your topic does not need to be “World Music” in nature; it can be any music of your choosing. You are encouraged to do a multi-media presentation, and may include interviews, musical recordings, video recordings, and/or a written report. You may go as high- or low-tech as you like, but be prepared with about 10 minutes of presentation material.


Each student will need to submit a proposal for their ethnography project topic.  Your topic does not need to be “World Music” in nature; it can be any music of your choosing. Consider choosing a topic that you either know a lot about, or one that you are interested in learning more about. For example, if you come from a culture that has very different musical traditions, you may choose to present on that subject. Or, perhaps you are interested in music from a culture that you do not know much about. This would also be a great topic of choice.

Diagnostic Essay

Introductory Diagnostic Essay

2 Full Pages Duople space

What is writing?  Has the definition of writing changed through history?  Has your definition of writing changed as you’ve had to write?

How does writing apply to your future career?  In what ways will it be important (or not) and what skills do you think will be the most helpful to you?

What is your writing process?  What helps you to be the most productive and produce the best work?

What is one thing you would like to know about me, this class, or if I can answer it, writing in general?



This essay is a chance for everyone to demonstrate where they are at in their writing processes and abilities.  Since this class is geared towards writing academic papers if you would like to include an intro, thesis, and conclusion you may.  However, what I will be looking at most is the way in which you support your claims, connect ideas that may not be immediately related to one another, and tie the paper together as a whole.


Put some thought into each of the questions, answer what you believe is most important, and do your best to bring it all together.

Compare and contrast paper

Need a 1050 to 1400 word Compare and Contrast paper. Going to be on the topic of success of a College graduate vs. a non-college graduate.


Focusing on drafting using the materials that you have gathered this far is an important part of the writing process. Each step taken to further the editing and revising of an essay will make it that much more polished as a final draft. Just as in most projects at work, there are steps to follow to produce a satisfactory final product in academic papers.

Review instructor feedback on your Week 1 to Week 3 assignments.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word draft of your comparison-contrast paper that makes seeing the differences and similarities of your chosen topics clear.

Use the topic you selected in Week 1, your research from Week 2, and your thesis and outline from Week 3.

Review your essay for effective use of basic English grammar, word usage, and sentence style before turning in your paper.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines

NUTR 100 6390 Elements of Nutrition

Part A

Please respond to the following questions in complete sentences and paragraphs. This section should be at least 200 words.

  • What is meant by the AMDR, and what is this range for carbohydrates?
  • How does the type of carbohydrate impact health?
  • What is one negative health impact from carbohydrate intake?
  • What is one positive health impact from carbohydrate intake?

Part B

Here is a sample one-day menu for Mr. Brown. His doctor just told him to cut down on added sugars in addition to increasing his fiber intake. He hopes to meet with a dietitian next week, but in the meantime needs some help making these changes. List five suggestions for Mr. Brown’s diet. Make sure to provide only changes that address the meal planning goals mentioned above. Tell him which food(s) you would have him omit and how you would replace these items. You may also change portion sizes. Highlight (yellow only, please) or bold the item you are changing. Then write the change next to that. You may make more than five changes, but if you do so, you will only receive full credit when all changes correctly match the assigned directions.


1 cup sugar-frosted flake cereal

8 oz 1% milk

8 oz orange juice

2 scrambled eggs


1/2 peanut butter and jelly sandwich (1 slice white bread, 1 TBSP Skippy peanut butter, 1 TBSP grape jelly)


8 oz tomato soup

6 Saltine crackers

1 turkey sandwich (3 oz turkey, 2 slices white bread)

1/2 cup canned pears in heavy syrup

8 oz grape juice


6 oz fruited yogurt, sweetened

1 oz almonds


5 oz BBQ chicken

1 medium baked potato with 1 TBSP butter

1/2 cup cooked broccoli

8 oz cola

4 oz 1% milk


1/2 cup chocolate ice cream

Topic 1: Infant Feeding Practices

Your friend is expecting her first child. In your first post, share with your friend the nutritional pros and cons of breastfeeding in order to help her make an educated decision about whether to breast or bottle feed. You may also share your personal experiences, but be sure to discuss the nutritional implications of each option. Make sure to support this information with resources such as the textbook and/or other reliable sources.

In addition, discuss when first and complementary foods should be added into an infant’s diet and why. You may include personal experiences and advice that has been passed on to you. Then, support your answers with information from the textbook and/or other resources.

Remember that your goal for Discussion Board is three-fold:

  • to get involved throughout the entire week

  • to contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion

  • to use the course content to form your posts and responses

As a guideline, your main Discussion post should be at least 150 words and approximately 50 words when you respond to classmates and/or your instructor. These are just guidelines and you may want to include more words to convey your message on the topic.

Topic 2: Child, Teen, and Elderly Nutrition

Conduct some additional research on your own and be prepared to discuss the following in your initial post:

  1. Choose a nutritional problem for each age group:

    • children 2–12

    • teenagers 13–18

    • elderly 65+

  2. Discuss current trends and literature surrounding each of the three problems you have identified.

  3. Discuss steps you would recommend if you were appointed to a special committee to help improve these issues.

Remember that your goal for Discussion Board is three-fold:

  • to get involved throughout the entire week

  • to contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion

  • to use the course content to form your posts and responses

As a guideline, your main Discussion post should be at least 150 words and approximately 50 words when you respond to classmates and/or your instructor. These are just guidelines and you may want to include more words to convey your message on the topic.


The courts have one of the most important roles in the Criminal Justice system. They are responsible for the interpretation and application of law when crimes are committed and they help to bring resolve to disputes between people, companies, and units of government.

In preparation for this assignment, please carefully review the case of Michael T. Slager below. Also, please review the court report samples below for reference in preparing a standard court report.

Michael T. Slager Case
Court Report Sample 1
Court Report Sample 2
Based on your understanding from the readings in chapters 7-9, write a three to four (3-4) page court report in which you:

Summarize the case, including a detailed description of the crime that took place.
Outline the level of court that was assigned to the case (e.g. local/state, municipal, or federal) and the reason why that level was appropriate.
Describe the key characters in the case and the roles they played.
Explain the charge(s) against the defendant(s) and the evidence presented to justify the charge(s). Indicate whether or not the defendant was offered some form of plea deal prior to the court date.
State whether any witnesses were called in the case. If so, identify the witness(es) and provide a rationale as to why they were called.
Highlight the outcome of the case (verdict) and take a position on whether the verdict was appropriate based on the charges.
Include at least one (1) additional quality reference in addition to the case file presented.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Follow standard court report format, using the examples provided in your course shell for reference.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain the development of American courts and illustrate the concept of the dual-court system.
Distinguish between the various courtroom participants, and describe the stages in a criminal trial.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.
Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice using proper writing mechanics and APA style conventions.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the court report, and language and writing skills, using this rubric.

Module 1 Discussion: “Everyday Use”

After having read the Alice Walker story “Everyday Use,” please address the following discussion question and take part as directed.

The process of characterization–which will be the topic of our second major essay later on–is a process every author who has ever written uses to create his or her characters–even when the “character” is a robot, rabbit, straw or tin man, literally every character used in any writing. Authors have only four options to create a character:

1. have the character say something

2. have the character do something

3. have someone else reveal something about the character

or, more rarely,

4. step in as the author-narrator and tell about the character himself or herself

Alice Walker does nothing less than an absolutely amazing job of characterizing Dee for us–even though some of us will take her differently from others–and she does this through the things Dee does, days, and some few things her sister and mother tell us about Dee. Alice Walker does not ever step into this story and interrupt the narrator’s, Ms. Johnson’s monologue and narrative about Dee’s visit on this one occasion. For this discussion, point out one very important thing Dee does, Dee says, or Maggie or her mother says about Dee, something that really reveals something important about Dee. This will not be difficult as you very likely already know. Please follow the directions about participation and the quality and substance of your posts. More is better, and you will, therefore, receive somewhere between 1 and 100 points for your effort on this discussion.


Your job is to choose the most appropriate type of report (informational or analytical) and the best approach (direct or indirect) and compose a draft of approximately 1 to 1-1/2 pages (500-750 words).



The company you work for is considering upgrading all its end user computer equipment (desktop and laptop computers, monitors, and printers). You have been asked to prepare a report regarding the differences between purchasing and leasing the equipment. Relevant information for your report includes the following:

  • The company currently has 100 employees, but it is growing.
  • Approximately 30% of the employees need laptops instead of desktops.
  • The building has five main work group areas, each of which has a dedicated high volume printer. A total of seven executives and their respective admin support personnel have dedicated printers, and Human Resources also has its own dedicated printer.
  • There is very limited IT support within the company (only two full time staffers).
  • The CFO generally prefers not to have large cash outlays.

•             Software is not required